Want a four days safari that combined Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda? Do you want it to start and end in Kigali Rwanda? This 4 days gorillas & Lake Bunyonyi safari features an unforgettable mountain gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and a relaxation moment at Lake Bunyonyi. See the detailed day to day schedule of this 4 day gorilla safari below.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After having your early morning breakfast at your hotel of stay in Kigali – Rwanda, a tour guide from our Uganda gorilla trekking company will pick you up and take you on an exciting Kigali City tour. On this tour, you will visit a lot of interesting places around Kigali before you drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for an overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience
Wake up to an early morning breakfast at your lodge and transfer to the starting point of your Bwindi gorilla trekking experience. At the starting point, you will get briefed by parks rangers and wardens on what you should expect, what you should do and what you should not do. You will also be given extra tips for gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest.
It is also from this briefing that you will be assigned to random Gorilla groups basing on factors like age, fitness level and more. Old age and unfit people always get easy groups to track. However, you can never predict what’s in the wild. You can get a moderate group and locate them in less than 3 hours. When you meet gorillas, you will spend an hour with them before returning to your starting point to pick your respective gorilla trekking certificates and return to your lodge for relaxation.
Day 3: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
This day you will go for a morning nature walk in Bwindi before you transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon. Lake Bunyonyi is found in Kabale and stands out as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It has over 25 islands; each with its own set of history. You will carry out an afternoon canoe ride on the lake visiting various islands including the famous Punishment Island. After this boat ride, you will return to your lodge to relax.
Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi & Transfer to Kigali
Spend your morning relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi. There are a couple of optional activities you can carry out on this day. Some of them include visiting the Abaheesi Communities, The Batwa, you could also go cycling and birding. You will choose any of these and pay for them as they are not included in the final package price. Transfer back to Kigali where you will get dropped at any accommodation facility of your choice or rather at Kigali International Airport to catch up with your flight back home.